The husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality star Taylor Armstrong committed suicide last year and now a childhood friend is going to write a tell-all book about the the marriage. The man writing the book, Randy Edwards, may not have much factual information to go on and may be using the fame to make money.
A source tells RadarOnline.com, “Russell’s childhood friend, Randy Edwards, is planning on writing a revealing look into Taylor and Russell’s marriage. There is just one problem with Randy’s book proposal though, he has only met Taylor once or twice and wasn’t a factor in Russell’s life in the last few years. Randy lives in Texas and never came to Beverly Hills to visit the couple.”
The source continued, “Russell felt sorry for him and sent him money over the years because he was having financial problems. Taylor feels that Randy is just attempting to cash in on Russell’s tragedy. It’s just blood money and no publisher has expressed any interest in the book so far. Randy has publicly bashed Taylor and she just can’t understand why he is doing this when she doesn’t even know him.”
The source concluded, “Taylor isn’t afraid nor intimidated by Randy. Sadly, nothing surprises her anymore, and she just ignores the negativity. Taylor is focused on being a great mom, role model and business woman.”
Armstrong herself recently released some of her memoirs on her marriage to Russell detailing spousal abuse that she had suffered during the marriage.
Russell committed suicide a month after Taylor filed divorce papers in which she cited the reason was because of the abuse.